The UC Berkeley professor and LBNL senior scientist shares the 2011 prize with two others, including a former Berkeley postdoc, for finding that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. The 1998 discovery led to the realization that the universe is largely composed of an enigmatic "dark energy."
Veterans transformed their military clothing into pulp, then paper, at a three-day workshop at UC Berkeley's Wurster Hall recently, led by the nonprofit group Combat Paper. Artworks made by vets - and others touched by war - will be exhibited at Worth Ryder Gallery starting in late October.
Up in Berkeley's Space Sciences Lab, an international team of students is building a tiny CubeSat spacecraft designed to carry out research high above Earth. Miniaturization and standardization make CubeSats a promising breakthrough affordable space science and education.